Love this piece by Seth Godin – reminds us the necessity of the slog to get where you want to go. His examples are great – “I want to be an actress, but I don’t want to go on auditions.” and could be expanded to fill pages and pages.
“You don’t get to just do the good parts. Of course. In fact, you probably wouldn’t have chosen this path if it was guaranteed to work every time.
Instead of cursing or fearing the down moments, understand that they mean you’ve chosen reality, not some unsustainable fantasy. It means that you’re doing worthwhile, difficult work, not merely amusing yourself.The very thing you’re seeking only exists because of the whole.”